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MK1 winding crown problem solved
It
was clear: the 6mm crown was simply too small. And a number of you
jumped in saying the 9mm crown on our current models was simply too
large for your wrist, literally begging us not to go XL. I agree.  Well,
it's either going to be 7mm or 8mm. And, t...
MK1 winding crown problem solved
MK1 winding crown problem solved
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What a night
A
mixed crowd of watchmakers, machinists and watch enthusiasts gathered
together once again, this time in Brookvale, for a night of horological
fun last night. And what fun it was! We started at 6:30 with dinner,
then proceeded with 3 presentations - th...
What a night
What a night
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New financial year - same goals
A
small business is like a living organism: constantly changing,
evolving, growing - or at times stagnating or shrinking.  For us, the
past few months stretched our limited resources to maximum – and it was
all about just two things: setting up the work...
New financial year - same goals
New financial year - same goals
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Perlage - the art of hand finishing
Perlage
- a traditional watch part decorating technique - consists of small,
overlapping circles, achieved with a rotating, grinding tip. Yesterday,
Josh designed and made a jig, and then had a first attempt at perlage
on our own main plate. I say not a...
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Andrew's tool holder video receives 5000 views on Instagram
An ugly looking,
hardened piece of steel transformed
into a beautifully finished tool. The
cut can only be described as black
...
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It's all about workmanship
So what is the big
deal with watchmaking and clockmaking,
you may ask? In one word: it’s all about
workmanship.  For hundreds of years
...
It's all about workmanship
It's all about workmanship
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Major Milestone
Major milestone: we've planted the watch winding stem! 0.6 mm drill travelling 20mm down to create 1.2mm deep hole. The action is at half speed and quite frankly nerve wracking. Next step: dial feet fasteners then some fine tuning. Yes, out of all places- w...
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Watchmaker's regulator update
On
Sunday, six hours were spent behind the Schaublin turning the barrel.
The end result: about half done. I needed the grooving insert and boring
bar to continue further, and, quite frankly, after standing for six
hours my legs were just killing me. Jos...
Watchmaker's regulator update
Watchmaker's regulator update
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A bizarre conversation in the factory fires up our most important tool – our imagination
To
be perfectly honest with you, the novelty of making the most perfect
regulator gear wore off pretty quickly. While the machining process is
painfully slow - and painfully expensive - the end result is
predictable:  each wheel is identical to the prev...
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A quick update on the watchmaker's regulator
It's coming up alright.  The drawings are
pretty much done and, with a bit of luck, we will start machining the
first parts on Wednesday so stay tuned.
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